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Is Sodium Fusidite tablet recommended after heart tumor surgery?

Hi, my brother has just had a 5 week stay in hospital after suffering from Endocarditis, he was on a life support machine for 3 weeks and died once but was fortunatly revivied, he then had heart surgery where they was able to remove 2 growths from his heart, and repair his valve, my question is, he has now been released from hospital, but, he has been given sodium fusidite, this medication is not on his discharge report but he has been given it, he has stopped taking it now because its not on his list, 4 days now, and to me, he doesnt look very well, he wont contact the doctor or hospital to get advise, does he need to continue to take this medication? many thanks a very worried brother
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
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Hi,

Sodium fusidate is an antibiotic, and it needs not be taken for long period. So if infection like fever, pus discharge from any site, and doctor has not mentioned it on discharge book, it may be a problem. Still once began, a course of it can be completed at least for 7 days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Sagar Makode
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